Coffee Ceremony Awasa Ethiopia

Coffee Ceremony Awasa Ethiopia
One of the customs in Ethiopia is to make and drink coffee with friends, if you are invited to a persons house to drink coffee, the answer should be “Yes.” I am still learning how to edit with this new program I am using called VideoPad Video Editor.

Awasa, Ethiopia
Three to Four Hours South of Addis, Ababa
East Africa
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Travelogue, -


This is a girls in Awasa, Ethiopia cooking the coffee beans before she sends to a little boy to grind.

This round piece of molded steel is put on top of a charcoal burner especially made for cooking coffee. They will continually stir the beans as they cook.

After the bean changed color from a light green color to a more dark chocolate or almost burned color she gave them to this little boy. He put in a round grinder type device common in the world, and he more or less smashed the beans.

When I am in the markets here in Ethiopia, I can find all the various items they use to conduct the coffee ceremony being sold.


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Coffee Ceremony Awasa Ethiopia


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Hi Andy,

This is such an awesome post - thanks! How did you get invited back to their home for the ceremony?



Great post. You should get one of them actually brewing the coffee. There are so many different ways to do it and this is often part of the ceremony.

Bob L


I'm an Ethiopian and was just surfing about Ethiopia and Ethiopians...I'm a blogger too. What caught my eye was that you had to pay 2-8 USD to upload a video. Dude that's just too expensive. In fact, I think you're being robbed. Ask an Ethiopian friend to take you to a cafe he knows.

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